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Inupiat Heritage Center

5421 North Star Street, Barrow, AK 99723
+1 907-852-0422
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Interesting to understand the location where you are

Not so many things to visit in Barrow, so this is totally worthy. We were lucky and assisted to a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Efren T

We popped in here with about an hour before they closed. It is plenty of time unless you are... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
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5421 North Star Street, Barrow, AK 99723
+1 907-852-0422
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not so many things to visit in Barrow, so this is totally worthy. We were lucky and assisted to a native music dance, that was really interesting. With this stunning location, it creates a great atmosphere to learn and understand better the Eskimo culture.

Thank Efren T
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in here with about an hour before they closed. It is plenty of time unless you are someone who reads every single placard. Very well done. Learned exactly what I was hoping to about Utqiagvik whaling, and even some about local politics. *Tips:...More

Thank roach808
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place deserve a visit, to understand the way Eskimo lives now, and how their ancestors did. One guide show you the whole Center, with deep detail. To develop your personal culture..

1  Thank Alvaro74
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Nice place to visit while in Barrow. I had no idea how many birds visit the arctic, I believe their is at least one stuffed bird from each species giving you an idea as to the variety of birds visiting this area. Their are also...More

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a must see place in Barrow. It was an amazingly enriching experience. So much to know about the Inupiat people. And you can also buy lovely ivory gifts from their workshop!

Thank Anuja V
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Thus is a not to miss museum. Wonderful informative displays beautifully crafted. It has a giid gift shop also with sweatshirts t shirts but best if all ivory jewelry for sake. You can also go behind the museum to a room where Inupiat crafters are...More

Thank AliceLaBarre
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Heritage Center is a must see if you are visiting Barrow. It is not a very large museum but the exhibits are well done and informative. There is a preponderance of exhibits regarding whaling, and although my wife and I are opposed to whaling...More

Thank Tom168
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Take the time and try to understand those level cal traditions. Schooling is a combination of tradition and modern subjects.

Thank David_F1206
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Native dance demonstration was very nice. Center has lots of information on history of people and area.

Thank rwise14
Reviewed 28 July 2017

As my review title suggests, if you've come all the way to Barrow, you may as well go. The facility is modern and pleasant, but quite frankly it is just not very interesting. After about 20 minutes, you'll probably feel you've seen enough and feel...More

Thank kwa829
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